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ID : tm3103912010
Sustainable Technology for Reduction of Ammonia Pollution in the Environment
This work reports simple techniques of isolating fulvic acid (FA) and humic acid (HA) from decomposed organic materials and the ability of these organic acids in controlling ammonia loss from urea. FA and HA could be isolated in 7 h instead of 2-7 days. FA reduced ammonia loss by 50% compared to urea alone. It also cause the highest retention of ammonium and nitrate. There was 100% ammonia volatilization control. urea-N use efficiency was 30-40%.
ID : tm3104012011
Breakthrough in isolation of Humic Substance
Agricultural wastes such as sao, pineapple annd rice straw are produces in large quantities but these wastes are yet to be properly managed and utilized. As an example, for every 100 kg of sago starch in pith, there are 10 kg of wastes and these wastes are likely to be discarded into rivers ans streams because most of the sago factories are built near rivers and streams. This practice may cause water and other related enviromental pollution. To this end, a zero waste management approach was devised to manage wastes of these kinds.